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Lazy Friday Night

by Meghann on January 16, 2009

For some reason I am always the least inspired to make dinner on Friday nights. Maybe its the fact that I am ready to relax for the weekend, or that old plea in the back of my head that Friday should be a date night, but the inspiration it just never there.

Tonight instead of getting out the cooking pans and making a big effort for dinner, I just dove into my freezer for a quick, pre-made meal. With the cold weather still looming I went with the most practical option, Oatmeal Chili. I didn’t realize until I was looking for the link that I made this way back in October… oh well it was still good. ๐Ÿ™‚


I topped the Chili with some Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese


…and had some Harvest Whole Wheat Crackers on the side for dipping.


My freezer supply of soup is actually getting pretty low, I think I’m inspired to make some more next week, especially if this cold front keeps up.

My snack this afternoon was a combination I am quite proud of.

I started off with a Kashi Apple Cereal Bar…


But when I was digging in the drawer for my snack I noticed my left over Cashew Butter from my morning snack and decided it would be a brilliant idea to dip the cereal bar into the cashew butter.


I was right! it was brilliant and oh so tastey! I’m now convinced you can dip anything in nut butter and have it be great. ๐Ÿ™‚

After dinner tonight I headed over to Caitlin’s to catch up over the past two weeks.

She brought back a beautiful little jacket for Abbie from China Town that Abbie went nuts over. Unfortunately I never got to get a picture of it. But I know that Abbie loves her present very much.

For some reason, their apartment was overflowing with chocolate so I happily aided them in relieving the problem. No arm twisting needed.


It was another long week and I’m ready to crash. I plan on getting a great run in early tomorrow morning.

Good Night!

1 Nicole January 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

Oatmeal chili sounds very interesting!

I agree with you about the nut butters. I have yet to find something I don’t like dipped in nut butter.

2 Sharon January 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

MMMM, now I need to try cashew butter!
Have a great night!

3 fitforfree January 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

cashew butter makes everything better ๐Ÿ™‚ especially apples!

have a great run tomorrow!

4 Mica January 17, 2009 at 12:30 am

I’ve never tried any nut butter besides PB, so I am off to find some this weekend!

5 caitlin January 17, 2009 at 1:04 am

haha for chinese jackets!!

6 eatingbender January 17, 2009 at 1:56 am

Totally agree with you on the nut butter. I put some in my sorbet tonight. Am I a weirdo or what? I’ve also put it in cottage cheese before – very tasty!

I love Lindt!

7 sarahannmatheny January 17, 2009 at 2:42 am

Sounds like a good night…low key is sometimes best, especially when you are hitting the pavement early! I’ll be right there with you, girl!

8 redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

I definitely agree that everything tastes in good in nut butters!

Enjoy your run this morning! I wish I could go out but it’s 9 degrees outside!!!

9 VeggieGirl January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

Fabulous chili!!

10 redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

I definitely agree that everything tastes in good in nut butters!

Enjoy your run this morning!

11 Shelby January 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

I LOVE oatmeal chili! It’s so delicious =)

12 Melissa S. January 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

yay for movie w/ caitlin!!

and nut butter on the tlc bar…now that sounds like my kind of snack!!!

i just sent you an email about a meet up!! check it check it!!

13 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

Hey Meghann,
I’m the same ay with Friday nights as they were always pizza delivery nights for my family. Maybe I should start a new tradition with homemade pizza every Friday. That might be kind of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

I agree – nut butter tastes good on EVERYTHING!

Hope you had fun with Caitlin and the huz.

PS – I just looked at your Christmas pics from the last few years. You look like a completely different person from 4 years ago. Crazy. You look awesome.

14 Sarah W. January 17, 2009 at 10:37 am

glad u had fun catching up w/ caitlin! omg that oatmeal chili looks SCRUMPTIOUS!

15 kristi January 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I totally agree with you; ANYTHING can be dipped into nut butter! yum! And your waffles look veeerrry good, too!

16 angiismyname January 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

so your frozen chili made it even through your refrigerator breaking and it still tasted good. I am amazed! I wouldn’t be brave enough to try something like that

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